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Editorial policy

There’s no shortage of talented people from right across the wine trade with something interesting to say, and often with a fresh way of saying it. These people are in the thick of things, not armchair observers. We’ll get the take of people in the wine game, and when we publish their words, we’ll let you know exactly where they fit into the picture – full disclosure.

We’ll review specific wines, but what we’ll never do is reduce them to a mark out of 20 or 100. To us, scores are the dark side of wine. They miss the point. People obsess over them. They reduce something complex, something subjective down to a simple set of numbers. Wine should not be colour by numbers. Does anyone need a point score to appreciate art?! Wine is personal, and the best judge of your palate is you. Any wine we feature is a wine we believe well worth putting in your glass, whether it be something fun or a little more profound. We’ll let the words do the talking, as they should.

We may publish articles from time to time that involve some of our sponsorship partners, but these will be written like any piece of independent journalism: without interference. And we’ll always clearly note any sponsorship role. If we ever publish material that is sponsor driven, in the form of advertising or advertorial content, then this will always be clearly indicated.

Aside from unambiguous advertisements, Young Gun of Wine will never include paid endorsements for products, venues, regions or people as part of our content. As with the voting for the our winemaker and Wineslinger awards, all editorial content is completely independent.